Probably the worst time to play a meaningless exhibition game is when your opposition is embroiled in the biggest corruption scandal in soccer history.
A cautionary tale of bribery, stupidity, and an obese, parrot-loving snitch.
When the Indigenous Sydney Swans player bounced, hopped, and hurled a spear at AFL fans over the weekend he forced open the discussion, history, and acknowledgment of Indigenous resistance warriors.
The Purple Bombers think so. They're trying to change Australia's ultra-macho sports culture.
Before FIFA rose to dominance, International Superstar Soccer and Pro Evo reigned supreme amongst console soccer games. How times have changed.
For a number of young players released from their contracts, selling large quantities of cocaine seems like the easiest way to maintain the lifestyle they once enjoyed.
When you spend nearly 750 hours of your life with someone they become important to you—even when they're a video game character named Ivica Strok who you made up.
Having a top-flight football league is a relatively new for Australia. But we do hooliganism like old pros.
"Rich conservatives who own a lot of things are also the quickest to crack down on anything that has a hint of danger or violence involved in it."
Feb 23, 2015
Since the 1960s, the UK has been struggling with hooliganism in soccer, which is sometimes called the English disease.
After Chelsea fans abused a black man on the Paris Metro, the club needs to face up to the fact that it's been attracting racists from from across Britain for years.
The game is just one day, but sometimes what happens in that TV room can affect your prison reputation for years.
For the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, the big game is usually marked by debauchery that can resemble a riot, and administrators are taking drastic steps to prevent that from happening again.
70,000 people signed a petition to block Oldham Athletic from signing convicted rapist Ched Evans. But where does that leave their fans now?
I went for pre-match pints with Hibs supporters who, unlike their English counterparts, can't buy alcohol in their stadium.
Will Gerrard be remembered as a star, or as a tired man who fell over once?
Drinking and chanting on the terraces with the communist super-fans of Dulwich Hamlet FC.
Julie Phillips thinks the ban is "very harsh". Come on, Julie Phillips. Really?
The observations of a soccer noob.
Because soccer, and playing soccer, is a working-class thing. That's what working-class people do.
If the 22-year-old found in a trash bin Sunday had chronic traumatic encephalopath (CTE), football oligarchs are in trouble.
The way to improve public perception of the police is to improve the police. Nothing else—certainly not shaming football players for protesting—will make much of a difference.
I don't think that Jews are moneychangers or that slurs for Chinese people are OK, but a rich guy with my name apparently does.
These days, when he's having pathetic tiffs with beer-wattle journalists and fans in hotels, it's easy to forget that no one brought fury to the Premier League quite like Roy Keane.